DOCTOR ZHIVAGO IS NOT DEAD
Dear Secret Agents,
I welcomed 2015 watching the 1965 Doctor Zhivago film with my sister in Geneva. There’s nothing like a good old film in the background as we munch away Christmas food leftovers well into the New Year, right? As my belly was about to pop from all the fondue we’d eaten, I felt heavy with sadness. I was told it’s the fondue but I knew deep down that something else was the matter. Why did Dr. Zhivago die? A trick, surely? So, I mobilised a few senior agents of the Tru’ Revolution and I told them: Doctor Zhivago is not Dead. We need to find him. Lo and behold older secret agents told me that Doctor Zhivago is alive and as handsome as ever.
‘Wear the yellow colour of Doctor Zhivago Daffodils Spring Scene this winter and he would come to you’ – I was told. So I camouflaged myself as Lara Zhivago and stood at the porch, waiting. Am I the only one who remembers scenes by the colours in it?
Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to World War I and the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922, and is loosely based on the Boris Pasternak novel, immensely popular in the West, but banned in the Soviet Union at the time. For this reason, the film could not be made there and was instead filmed mostly in Spain. It is rated as the top 20 romantic films of all time.